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Think about the title to this week’s entry. Interesting word…continuous. One Webster’s Dictionary definition is short and sweet: “continuing without interruption.” Interestingly, the same Webster’s defines the word, interruption, to mean: “intrude so as to hinder or end continuity.”

What do these words and definitions possibly mean as it relates to you reaching your greatest success?

I think the answer to that question is provided best through something Sir Winston Churchill once said: “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

In other words, if you are going to become all you can be, you cannot allow anything to “intrude so as to hinder” your continuous march toward your potential. Short bursts of enthusiasm for a dream or goal don’t get it. You must persist in the face of all adversity and do so over time. There is no such thing as an overnight success!

All these reality shows on TV might suggest the converse to that last statement. However, in every case of which I’m aware the people who are ultimately successful at winning the competition have worked for years at honing their skill and developing their talent. They have put forth “continuous effort” born from a passion for what they do and want.

What is your passion? It’s the key to successfully living the definition of “Continuous.”

I help people and organizations Profit Through Performance. As a speaker, trainer and business consultant/coach, my areas of expertise to help drive improved performance are Success Principles; Leadership, Presentation, Sales/Communication Skills; and Strategic Planning/Problem Resolution.

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